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Carrie Fisher Suffers Heart Attack During Flight

The actress' brother says she's 'out of emergency'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2016 4:05 PM CST
Updated Dec 23, 2016 6:12 PM CST
Carrie Fisher suffered a serious heart attack during a flight Friday.   (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Carrie Fisher is "out of emergency" and in stable condition following a major heart attack Friday during a flight from London to Los Angeles, the actress' brother tells the AP. Emergency officials had told the Los Angeles Times that Fisher was in critical condition following a "cardiac episode." A source says she was "in a lot of distress on the flight," and she was taken to a hospital immediately upon landing at LAX. Sources told NBC News the 60-year-old's condition was "not good." Fisher had just completed filming on Star Wars: Episode VIII and was recently in the news for her new autobiography, which revealed an affair with costar Harrison Ford. (Read more Carrie Fisher stories.)

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